Key point to make about theater school’s previous graduates

Re “Theater school to go on hiatus for 3 years” (Metro, July 17): Malcolm Gay correctly states that the current ART Institute students are eligible to receive a master of liberal arts degree from the Harvard Extension School; however, what he fails to mention, and this is a very important omission, is that previous graduates of the program who were eligible to receive an MFA from the Moscow Art Theater School and a certificate from Harvard University did so.

In addition, many of our graduates have gone on to successful careers in the arts, in business, and in education, and we applaud their accomplishments. No hiatus of the program will change this fact.

Diane Quinn

Executive director

American Repertory Theater